News

25 Nov 2016

Safe Summer - have fun and stay safe these holidays

Enjoy a Safe Summer by making sure the products you use are safe for you and your family.

24 Nov 2016

ACCC acts on fire hazard cigarettes

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accepted court enforceable undertakings from both Philip Morris Ltd (Philip Morris) and Zen Sensation Pty Ltd (Zen) not to supply cigarettes t

11 Oct 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7

Samsung is currently investigating reported issues with replacement Galaxy Note7 phones provided as a remedy following the recall on 6 September 2016.
4 Oct 2016

ACCC reviewing 10 mandatory safety standards

Mandatory product safety standards make particular safety or information features on products compulsory.

30 Sep 2016

Online retailers put on notice as ACCC thwarts danger to babies

The consumer product safety watchdog is ensuring Australian babies and children remain safe from injuries caused by unsafe products and clothing. Recent Federal Court decisions have put all traders on notice that the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) is committed and vigorous in conducting its escalating surveillance campaigns.
19 Sep 2016

ACCC urges Australian business to adopt new button battery code

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is urging businesses to adopt a new Code designed to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from children swallowing button batteries in Austral

19 Sep 2016

Button battery national strategy

With the overall objective of reducing incidents of child exposure to button batteries, a National Strategy has been developed by all Australian Consumer Law (ACL) regulators, with the ACCC playing a coordinating role.
14 Sep 2016

Ladder safety campaign for Aussie men

A new national education campaign encourages Australian men to consider their safety and avoid engaging in risky ladder use.

13 Sep 2016

Ladder safety matters national campaign

In one year in Australia, 1668 people aged 65 years and over were hospitalised because they fell from a ladder. Sixty-two per cent of those injuries occurred in or around their home.*

30 Aug 2016

Court orders penalties of $500,000 for online retailer Ozsale’s non-compliant children's nightwear

The Federal Court has ordered Ozsale Pty Ltd (Ozsale) pay penalties totalling $500,000 for supplying children’s nightwear which did not comply with the Australian mandatory safety standard.